If you’ve ever felt cramps around your groin area after ejaculation, you might be suffering from prostate exhaustion. We know, it’s a huge bummer. Next thing we’ll say is that you really will go blind if you touch yourself. But we’re not actually here to rain on your parade. Believe it or not, sexual exhaustion could be a real problem, and we’re here to show you how to avoid it and recover from it.
The symptoms of prostate exhaustion may present either physical or mental health difficulties, so it’s probably safe to say that you don’t want to experience them. So, if you’ve felt any of the following symptoms, stay a while, and we’ll figure out whether a visit to your doctor is in order.
After excessive ejaculation, several processes happen in the body. Your testosterone levels lower and your arteries constrict. Also, the body produced serotonin and dopamine after each ejaculation. As production of these neurotransmitters slows, their levels get out of balance, too. These things cause various mental health consequences to prostate exhaustion, including:
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Depression and/or generalized anxiety – so, any mood swings or irritability
- Insomnia and sleeping disorders
- Headaches and migraines
- Memory loss
- Low libido
The physical consequences might be even more dangerous. They’re also connected to drops in testosterone, dopamine and serotonin levels, as well as artery constriction. They include:
- Weak erections
- Diluted ejaculate – whether it’s watery or lacking volume
- Bladder pressure and frequent urination
- Low libido
- Premature ejaculation
- Penile injuries and shrinkage
- Prostatitis – an inflamed and painful prostate
- Muscle weakness and tremors
- Lower back pains
- Hair loss
- Ear ringing
- Weakened vision and eye floaters
So, it actually turns out that the old “don’t touch yourself or you’ll go blind” story could be at least half true. The thing is – this is preventable. But now let’s find out how prostate exhaustion even happens.
Since your prostate is actually the organ in charge of semen production, forcing it to work overtime isn’t all that advisable. Damage to the nerves around the urethra is also connected to this condition. Now, many people just so happen to enjoy the kinds of activities that will result in an overactive prostate and urethra. That’s exactly why we should all know how to watch our limits – so everyone can continue having a good time, without worrying.
If you didn’t know any of this before, it’s completely fine. Many doctors misdiagnose the condition too. So remember, if you think you may be suffering from prostate exhaustion, make sure to ask your doctor to check for it. But by now you may be asking yourself: how would they test for that kind of thing, anyway?
Well, there are several ways to recognize prostate exhaustion. The aforementioned symptoms are telling, but they may also be signs of other conditions. Researchers are still looking for ways to diagnose prostate exhaustion that will catch the condition before it leads to prostate enlargement or prostatitis. Once those two symptoms occur, recovery will take much longer than necessary. So, let’s try to catch this one on time.
And if we don’t – what do we do? Well, in the simplest terms, a hands-off approach is the best here. Whether you noticed some of the symptoms during masturbation sessions or sex with your partner, hit pause until you figure out what’s wrong. Since the stress to the nerves around the prostate and urethra can actually be physically damaging, this condition might actually leave you more vulnerable to STIs and STDs. Also, allowing your prostate to become enlarged might be a cancer risk later down the road.
Now obviously, don’t let any of this scare you. Sex is still great, and it’s still healthy, no matter how you’re doing it or who you’re doing it with. However, if there’s one thing you should take away from this article, it’s that you should be paying attention to what your body’s trying to tell you. More than feeling great while you’re in the thick of it, you should be keeping track of everything you’re experiencing during and after sex, even if it’s uncomfortable. In fact, you should especially be paying attention to the uncomfortable. So, yeah. Enjoy yourselves! Test your limits! But, you know, not too much.